ByWater Solutions and SWAN Library Services to host ALA Preconference on Open Source Software Success for Libraries

ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they will be co-hosting an Open Source Software Success for Libraries preconference with SWAN Library Services in advance of the American Library Association 2023 Annual Conference on Friday, June 23, 2023 from 9:00 am to 3:45 pm. The pre-conference will take place at DePaul University and will conclude before exhibits open. If you are interested in attending, please register here:


Daniel Barden, Technical Services Division Director at Cuyahoga County Public Library

Scott Brandwein, Assistant Director at SWAN Library Services

Bob Bennhoff, AspenCat Services Manager at Colorado Library Consortium and koha-US

Vice President

James English, Director of Business Development for The Palace Project

Jordan Fields, Aspen Product Librarian at ByWater Solutions

Maddie Hines, Digital Strategies Manager at Montgomery County Public Libraries

Kathy Lussier, Executive Director at SAILS, Inc.

Keisha Poole, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian at Arlington Public Library

Aaron Skog, Executive Director at SWAN Library Services


Learn more details about the preconference sessions here.

About SWAN Library Services

SWAN Library Services is dedicated to bringing 100 libraries in the Chicagoland areas for the purposes of resource sharing and collaboration. They connect a 1.9 million service population with their community library. To this end, SWAN built a shared online public catalog with nearly 8 million items available to library users. This is a unique collection of materials, e-content, and library events. SWAN’s strength is founded on providing a common platform of services and promoting collaboration among libraries. Over the past 5 years, the membership of SWAN has grown by 25 libraries.


About ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit

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ByWater Solutions